Military Bios

Rear Admiral Edward H. Deets:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Vice Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command
Rear Adm. Deets began his cryptologic career at the Naval Security Group Activity Kunia, Hawaii. There he served as a Direct Support Officer aboard a variety of ships in the western Pacific, Indian Ocean, North Arabian Sea, and the Mediterranean. His next tour was at the Naval Security Group Activity Pyongtaek, Republic of Korea, as the Executive Officer. From there he returned to the States and was assigned to the staff of the Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet.
In 1991 he was assigned to Commander, Carrier Group Two aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV67) as the Staff Cryptologist. He deployed to the Mediterranean and also participated in several counternarcotics operations on various ships. In 1993 he became the Cryptologic Junior Officer Detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C. Next, he spent two years on the staff of the Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet in Gaeta, Italy, as the Command and Control Warfare Officer. He later attended the National War College at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., where he graduated with honors in 1998. He served a follow-on joint assignment as the Executive Assistant to the National Security Agency Chief of Staff.
Rear Adm. Deets most recently completed a tour as the Commanding Officer of the Center for Cryptology Corry Station, Pensacola, Fla. He assumed his current duties as the Vice Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command in October 2004.
Rear Adm. Deets’ military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, the Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He holds a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Information Strategies.
Effective: 15 April 2005


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